Austenland: A Novel

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jul 2, 2013 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Predjudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
 

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User Review  - Cassandra2020 - LibraryThing

Austenland by Shannon Hale - ok Non-challenging piece of fluffy chic-lit. Whiled away a day at my Dad's when I really wanted distraction without having to think. I believe they've just made a film of it - I'll be giving it a miss! Read full review

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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

2.5 stars rounded to 2 Jane Hayes, not quite 4 and 30 is a single graphic artist in NYC with a secret passion for Pride and Prejudice. When she inherits a vacation from her aunt to a place called ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
11
Section 4
21
Section 5
32
Section 6
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Section 7
47
Section 8
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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About the author (2013)

Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of six young adult novels, including the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, and two other books for adults, The Actor and the Housewife and a second Austenland book, Midnight in Austenland. She has also cowritten two graphic novels, Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, with her husband, Dean Hale. They live with their four small children near Salt Lake City, Utah.

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